Create gussets between adjacent frame segments. The Frame collection of tools also includes:
Frame trim - Trim segments as ordered groups.
End cap - Create one or more end caps for frame segments.
Cut list - Create a cut list of all the segments in a frame with their characteristics. This operation also creates an open composite part for the collection.
Tag profile - Attach metadata to a sketch defining a segment's cross-section.
The Gusset feature allows you to create gussets between adjacent frame segments.
Click the Gusset feature tool on the Part Studio toolbar. Select the linear edge on the frame segment cut face on which to create the gusset. Note that you cannot create a gusset between round tube frame profile segments or segments with their Default corner type set to None.
Select a gusset type: Triangle or Rectangle.
Enter a gusset Length, as measured along the edge of the frame, or adjust the length using the manipulator in the graphics area.
Enter a Thickness, as measured across the width of the frame.
Select a position for the gusset: Centered along the midpoint of the frame, or Aligned with one edge or another. If aligned is selected, select the alignment edge in the graphics area. Click the arrow to flip the alignment in the opposite direction.
Optionally enter an Offset distance to offset the gusset from the alignment location, or adjust the offset distance using the manipulator in the graphics area.
Click the checkmark to accept the new gusset. Gussets are listed as individual parts in the Parts list.
To create gussets between adjacent frame segments:
Select the linear edge or edges on the frame segment(s) cut face on which to create the gusset(s):
Select a gusset type: triangle or rectangle.
Enter a length of the gusset, as measured along the edge of the frame.
Enter a thickness, as measured across the width of the frame.
Select a position for the gusset: centered along the midpoint of the frame, or aligned with one edge or another (select the edge in the Alignment entity field).
Optionally enter an offset distance, the distance the gusset is offset from the place of alignment (as described in step 6 above).
Gussets are listed as individual parts in the Parts list.
You can use the manipulator arrows in the graphics area to approximate length and thickness of the gusset.